Today's News

  • Missing woman returns to city

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was missing for nearly a week returned home Monday afternoon.

    Tiffany Florence Hill, 20, of 208 Ash Court was reported missing last Wednesday afternoon after she reportedly voluntarily got into a man’s vehicle in the Kroger parking lot.

    Family members confirmed that the woman was OK Monday afternoon.

    Family members were concerned because she left her own vehicle in the Kroger lot and had not contacted them as of Monday morning.

  • Schools to receive $1.1 million in stimulus funds

    Anderson County Schools will receive at least $1.1 million in economic stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 over the next two years, administrators announced at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

    The act appropriates new funding for preschool, special education and Title I federal programs. Anderson County’s $1,197,821 will be allocated as follows: preschool will receive $59,022, Title I will receive $261,220 and special education will receive $877,579.

  • Legion offers Memorial Day service

    American Legion Post 34 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 have scheduled a Memorial Day service for Sunday, May 24 beginning at 3 p.m.

    The service will be held at the Wall of Honor and Healing Field, located at 725 West Broadway.

    The service will be held in remembrance of fallen heroes and soldiers here and abroad who are still protecting and ensuring our freedom, organizer said in a news release.

  • Eighth Region softball pairings

    Eighth Region Fast-pitch softball tournament pairings

    At Shelby County Athletic Complex

    (District winners listed first)

    Monday, May 25

    Oldham Co. vs. Owen Co, 10 a.m.

    Simon Kenton vs. Anderson Co., noon

    Henry Co. vs. Walton-Verona, 2 p.m.

    Shelby Co. vs. South Oldham, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 26

    Semifinals, 6 and 8 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 27

    Championship game, 6:30 p.m.

  • SPORTS BUZZ for May 24: Lady Cats can still defend crown but have tough road

    Up until last Tuesday, it looked like the Eighth Region softball race was just for second place. Anderson County had won 20 of 21 games, was beating good teams and demolishing decent teams. Not only were the Lady Bearcats ranked, they climbed to the program's highest-ever ranking. They are still there, in fact, coming in a No. 7 in the final regular season coaches' poll. They were the only regional team to be in the Top 25 most of the year.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ FOR MAY 23: Regional baseball tournament preview: Anderson the favorite but dangerous opponent looms

    The Anderson County baseball team will open defense of its Eighth Region championship Monday, May 25 when the Bearcats play North Oldham in the tournament opener at Shelby County.

    If Anderson is able to win three games this week, the Bearcats will accomplish something no team, in any single-class sport, has ever done in the 60-year history of the school. No team has ever repeated as regional champion.

  • Bearcats repeat as district champs

    SHELBYVILLE – The decision to give Jacob Brown the task of shutting down Shelby County in the 30th District championship game was really not difficult, according to Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes.

    “When he's on, he has the nastiest stuff on our staff,” Barnes said.

    Suffice it to say that the senior left-hander was on Wednesday night. Brown scattered five hits and struck out a career-high 14 in 6.2 innings as Anderson won its second consecutive 30th District title, 13-4, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Rivals and fans

    The debate on who is the better diamond performer, Jeremy Turpin or his younger sister, Courtney, might never be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction, but there is little doubt about the president of Jeremy’s fan club.

    “He’s going to get a base hit,” Courtney says as she conducts an interview during the Anderson County-Danville baseball game on May 7.

    At the time, the Bearcats were clinging to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth. Danville pitcher Duran Elmore had been giving the Bearcats fits, but Jeremy strode to the plate.

  • Bearcats open regional play against North Oldham

    Anderson County got the toughest possible first round opponent when the Bearcats drew North Oldham in the first round of the Eighth Region tournament, which will begin Memorial Day at the Shelby County Athletic Complex in Shelbyville.

    The Bearcats and Mustangs will play the first game of the lower bracket and the winner of that game will play the winner of Gallatin County and Walton-Verona in the semifinals. Anderson defeated North Oldham 9-2 on May 9 in the Woodford County Yellow Jacket Classic. Anderson also defeated North in the regional semi-finals last year.

  • Regional baseball, softball fields set; Baseball draw Friday

    The Eighth Region baseball and softball tournaments are set to begin Monday, May 25. Both will be held at the Shelby County Athletic Complex in Shelbyville. The baseball draw is set for Friday afternoon, softball will draw on Sunday, according to the Anderson coaches.